5 Movies to watch at home

Being at home means comfort and rest. An ideal time to spend resting or doing some enjoyable activity that should be done from home. Many people take advantage of this time to read, play video games and, of course, watch movies. Whether alone or accompanied, being in the comfort of your home represents an opportunity to watch those movies you haven't seen yet.

Due to technological development, we currently have online streaming services that make it easy to watch series and movies from anywhere. Previously it was necessary to limit oneself to television programming or go to a video store as a blockbuster to buy or rent different films. Now it's as easy as logging in to a page like 123movies and starting to enjoy the movies in your home.

When you have free time it is easy to run out of "movies to watch" or recommendations from friends, but you don't have to worry, there are always good movies to watch from all genres even if you haven't heard about some titles. So, if you want to spend a few hours of entertainment watching movies, you can't miss the following titles.


2014 film directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey tells a fascinating and epic space story that combines physical theories about the universe and an entertaining and moving plot about a father's love. The film takes us to a quasi-apocalyptic future where, due to abrasive climatic conditions resulting from environmental pollution, the resources for human survival are running out.

In this dismal scenery that gives us an ecological reflection, we find our protagonist. Joseph Cooper is a father who, due to his previous experience in space travel, is contacted to find the answer to a theory of everything, to build an environment where humanity can live.


In 1952 the Japanese film master Akira Kurosawa released Ikiru (living in English). An emotional film about the meaning of life that invites us to reflect on the way we live and if we are living. A film that transforms from sad to beautiful as it progresses without falling into clichés and sentimentality.

The plot revolves around Kanji Watanabe, played by Takashi Shimura, an older man who has lived all his life as a bureaucrat and one day after going to the doctor discovers he has terminal stomach cancer. Overwhelmed by the news, Watanabe wants to live his last days experiencing great happiness, but after several attempts, he realises that he does not know what makes him happy. 

Dr Strangelove or how I learned to stop worrying and love the Bomb

In 1964 Stanley Kubrick brought us this wartime black comedy. This acclaimed director does not specialise in making movies of comedy, but you will find yourself laughing at the hilarious situations in the film. Rather sharp humour that directly criticises the nuclear threat during the cold war and behind the laughter raises political debates that are still going on. 

The story begins when an American military high command develops a schizoid paranoia that makes him order a bombing of the Soviet Union. After this internal sabotage due to the delusions of a man that nobody could foresee, the United States and the Soviet Union will have to work together to prevent nuclear annihilation, giving us one of the most bizarre outcomes in cinema history. 

Cidade de Deus

Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund join forces to give us in 2002 one of the most iconic films in Brazilian cinema, City of God. A film that was so real that it will be uncomfortable for you to watch, but it won't let you take your eyes off it. Between fiction and reality, they tell the story of the criminal formation in the favelas of Brazil. 

The film tells the story of  formation city, and growth of children in it to give the viewer an overview of the conflict. As the film progresses, narrated by one of the protagonists of the story who observes all the events, one sees the formation of a drug trafficking gang and the exponential increase of violence that involves everyone in the city.

No country for old men

2007 was one of the best years in the film industry of the 21st century, and one of the titles that contributed significantly to this fact comes from the Cohen brothers, No country for old men. A western thriller in the best Cohen style between the growing tension, the characters' mistakes and the promise of an outcome that is far from a happy ending.

The film tells the story of two chases, that of a man, Llewelyn Moss, who takes money that he shouldn't and runs away with it, by a serial killer, and a sheriff, who is also looking for him, although for different reasons. As the film progresses, perspectives of these men's lives and their reflections on the world and life were shown. 

Staying in your home is no reason to get bored. It allows you to discover incredible titles that hide exciting worlds and ideas to immerse yourself in, and today it is easier than ever to do so.

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